The Due Season of a Harvest

"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." -Luke 6:38

Speaking to people familiar with farms and farmers, Jesus talked to His audience about the principles of harvest. He reminds them that the more seed planted, the more grain harvested, not just that a pint of seed brings a pint of wheat. A principle of sowing and reaping is that the result is disproportionate to the cause. No matter how much you give, you will always receive more in return. Jesus said, “pressed down, and running over.”

Another lesson of the harvest is that the product received may differ in form greatly from the seed that is sown. We should, then, remain sensitive at all times to the different ways in which God may deliver our harvest. The harvest may come to us as an idea, an opportunity, an invitation, or a previously unknown or unidentified association.

Watch expectantly for the ways in which God may choose to deliver the harvest to you in His “due season.” For you, it may be today!